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Place: Astana, Kazakhstan


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Dedline: 15.08.2022
Place: Kyrgyzstan, Issyk-Kul lake


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Tuesday, 29 March 2016 00:00

Alexander Lipkov at the special journal "Souyzinformkino" about the movie "The Descendant of the Snow Leopard" before the premiere


It had been some 30 years ago when Tolomush Okeyev's "The Descendant of the Snow Leopard" won the Silver Bear prize at the Berlinale, we were proud. Based on the Kyrgyz epic "Kojojash" this movie is like a national heritage legacy we are proud of. The story is about the life of Kojojash, the hunter who violated the Laws of Nature. It was then and still is a contemporary story about keeping the fragile ecological balance, traditions and nomadic culture. On the March 30, 2016 it will be screened in English, at 5.30 p.m. at Dom Kino, 13 Logvinenko street.



Lipkov's review here




A colour feature film, 35mm, 120 min.

Produced by the Kyrgyzfilm Studio, 1985.

Script by Mar Baydjiev, Tolomush Okeyev

Directed by Tolomush Okeyev

Photography by Nurtay Borbiev

Art-Designer – Aleksey Makarov

Music by Muratbek Begaliev

Featuring: Dogdurbek Kydyraliev, Ashir Chokubaev, Aliman Jankorozova, Marat Janteliev ets.




The film is based on two Kyrgyz epics “Kojojash” and “Karagul Botom”, telling about Kojojash, courageous and militant hunter, chief of the tribe of mountain hunters – “Snow Leopards”. One day he broke the law of ancestors and nature took revenge on him and he lost his only son.


Festivals & Prizes:


-    Main Prize and Diploma, All-Union Film Festival, Minsk-85.

-    Silver Bear for Outstanding Individual Perfomance: Tolomush Okeyev, Berlin International Film Festival, 1985

-    Silver Sword for Outstanding Director, International Film Festival, Damaskus-86.





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